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“Diamond in the Ruff”
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Sunshine Motel
Ranked #5 of 13 Hotels in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Brampton, Canada
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Diamond in the Ruff”
Reviewed 15 May 2014

1st. time in this area. Very friendly, helpful, knowledgeable owners. Recommended great places to eat. 3 mile drive to the beach - very clean. Close to Restaurants.
Oza Inn was just like the website - no surprises. Immaculately clean.
Wished we could have stayed longer than 1 week.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Palatka, Florida
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

This was a very pleasant stay. The room was absolutely wonderful, very clean, tile floors, the room we stayed in had a kitchenette, beds were wonderful, very comfortable, the bed frames are Italian metal frames with only a mattress and so comfortable. These folks really have made these rooms adorable, no smoking or pets allowed, which means no fleas and the rooms don't smell like an old cigarette butt. This Inn is a must stay!! We LOVED IT!! Thank You Oza Inn for your hospitality.
Scott and Susan P.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Hobart, Indiana
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2014

We sold our little vacation home in aug 2013 and were down from ind. for 2 weeks to find our retirement home. We got a great room rate. Management and cleaning staff were always around & always asked if we needed anything. Very clean & very quite. Loved the little kitchen.We had a crock pot & fry pan with us ,so I put dinner in before we would leave to go look at houses This is a pet free & smoke free motel-that's why they have all those rules. Last winter we passed a motel with a grill & someone moved it under a beach umbrella ,it went up in flames just as we drove by!!!!! Think common sense & safety people. Those rules have a reason. Ever stayed in a motel & the room smelled a little off, well that wont be the case at oza The missed matched quilts reminded me of my grandparents cabin in wisc.. back in the 50's.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Hyannis, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2014 via mobile

Extremely clean. Nice heated pool. Rooms spartan with horrible hard beds. Breakfast food free. Owner does not take criticism well so don't complain. Wifi almost nonexistent. Lots of rules. Difficult to get to and from because of one way situation.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Brooksville, Florida
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 1 March 2014

we loved this place. it is an old route 66 type motel. single story w/ chairs outside the doors, a small well kept pool and simple yet immaculate rooms.wonderful and accommadating staff, and amazing breakfast and snack service. this place has a kuerig vue with coffees, teas. lattes etc. cold water,soda,tea,snacks etc. in the office open 24/7. the staff there bent over backwards to make our crew comfotable. i will stay here anytime i'm in the sarasota/venice area-family-business-couples. it is'nt for those wanting any type of luxury-but for economy,cleanliness and friendliness-also location, this is your place!

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Putney, Vermont
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33 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2014

We had stayed several times at another B & B, and when it wasn't available we chose this for a six-night stay based on positive TripAdvisor reviews. From reservation to check-out, the owners made us feel welcome, and the accommodations (a little suite, with a bedroom, bath, and living-dining-kitchenette area) were excellent, with a comfortable bed and fairly well-equipped kitchen space (we borrowed a bottle-opener for the duration of our stay). The place obviously was built as a hotel, back in the day when walls were solid, but our room had been recently repainted and the staff kept it SPARKLING clean; when our adult daughter joined us for one night on the living-room futon, they came and made up a bed for her. It's in a commercial area on the Tamiami trail, not quite on Venice Island, so a car is a necessity (though we rented bikes from Beach Bike Rentals, which delivered them and picked them up), but although we were on the end closest to the street, traffic noise was not a problem. It's not luxury, but we will recommend it to friends and family who are looking for simple, excellent lodging!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2014

The Owner Mrs.Shaw Was An Amazing Host. , First I want to say Thank You to her for such a Wonderful Stay at the OZA INN in Venice. It's A Clean, Cozy, Simple Place & Feels Like Going Back To Visit & Stay With Family. I have stayed in Hostels, Motels, Hotels, Resorts & Even Camp Grounds All Over The World & I Have Never Felt More Comfortable & Welcome As I Was By You & Your Staff. Both Anna & Daniel greeted us very friendly, helpful, professional & quickly got us checked into our room. We loved the Free Breakfast & the Heated Swimming Pool, YES I SAID HEATED SWIMMING POOL. Most Hotels, Motels & Inn's That Say Heated Pool Are Never Heated. OZA INN'S SWIMMING POOL WAS NICE & WARM! We Enjoyed Our 1st Night & Experience So Much, We Have returned 2 More Night Since & Will Be Back Again Soon When In The SW Florida Area! THANK YOU! : )

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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Property: Sunshine Motel
Address: 1602 Tamiami Trl S, Venice, FL 34293-1633 (Formerly Oza Inn)
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Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Venice
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Venice
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Venice
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Sunshine Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
SUNSHINE MOTEL is newly renovated motel featuring European style decor with immaculate, quiet guestrooms and suites. Enjoy our heated pool, WI-FI, HD/TV and gazebo areas. SUNSHINE MOTEL is proud to serve our customers across all cultures. We pledge to serve our customers with respect, honesty and our main purpose is to create a warm and relaxing atmosphere where you will relax and enjoy your stay. SUNSHINE MOTEL is located just 7 minute's drive from popular Venice beaches Caspersen beach the longest beach in Sarasota County. Venice Municipal beach is excellent place to find sharks teeth and other fossilized material and attracts divers to its coral reef about one quarter mile offshore. Sharky's On the Pier Restaurant is a Venice landmark located just 5 minute's drive from SUNSHINE MOTEL. Warm Springs in North Port are located just 15 minute's drive from SUNSHINE MOTEL. SUNSHINE MOTEL IS PET AND SMOKE FREE ENTITY! ... more   less 
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